spanish http://ripr.org en Latino Elderly Increasingly Isolated In RI http://ripr.org/post/latino-elderly-increasingly-isolated-ri <p>I recently attended a conference at Rhode Island College about the health and social welfare needs of the Latino elderly in Rhode Island. And what struck me is something a couple of presenters focused on: the growing isolation of older Latinos here.</p><p>It's not something that was on my radar before, but it seems their numbers and needs are growing (there are nearly 9,000 Latinos in Rhode Island aged 60 and up). And really, their struggles are similar to those of other ethnic communities, even if language, education, and immigration issues compound them.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:30:10 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 32929 at http://ripr.org